Jason Evans

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Jason Evans (born 1968) is a Welsh photographer. His best known work is a series of portraits of young black men dressed as "country gents" made in collaboration with stylist Simon Foxton, and which were acquired for the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery, in 2004.[1] Characterizing his photo-series Strictly, Evans said: "Strictly was a weird mixture of macho clothes and quite effeminate clothes. Sportswear-based but classical English things, turned around. The syntax of clothes was completely upside down, and then, worn by black people, it was a new vision of Britain. We were trying to break down stereotypes."[2] The series first appeared in the British fashion monthly i-D in 1991.[3] Jason Evans was formerly a Lecturer in photography at University for the Creative Arts.[citation needed] He was a Senior Lecturer on the Photography for Fashion and Advertising degree course at Newport School of Art, Media and Design, South Wales.[4] Evans curated Nothing Is in the Place at Photomonth, Kraków May 2010.[5] He is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

W'Happen (ed.) London: Shoreditch Biennale, 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ Works by Jason Evans held in the Tate Collection
  2. ^ Cited in Tate contextual material
  3. ^ David Campany (ed.) Art and Photography (London: Phaidon, 2003), p. 129.
  4. ^ Newport School of Art, Media and Design: BA Photography for Fashion and Advertising
  5. ^ Photomonth Website
  6. ^ "Artist-in-Residence". Art Gallery of Ontario. Retrieved 17 May 2013.